The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Councilcelebrating 25 years

The Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

Welcome to the
Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council - Celebrating 25+
Years of Improving Patient Adherence
for Improved Outcomes!

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is a not-for-profit trade association that was established in 1990 to promote the many benefits of unit dose packaging -- especially the fact that these formats can be designed with compliance-prompting features proven to help people take their medications properly.

HCPC responds to FDA's Request for Comments on Draft Guidance for Industry on Safety Considerations for Container Labels and Carton Labeling Design to Minimize Medication Errors

The HCPC recently submitted a formal response to this industry guidance draft in an effort to have calendarized packaging recognized as an effective medication adherence tool. Click here for our formal response. For the FDA Draft, please click here.

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Pharmaceutical noncompliance is a tremendous problem in the United States. Estimated annual costs of patients not taking their medications approaches $300 billion.1 It is also estimated that 125,000 Americans die annually (342 people every day) due to poor medication adherence and 10% - 25% of hospital and nursing home admissions are also caused by people's inability to take their medications as prescribed.2

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HCPC Announces the Winners of the Compliance Package of the Year!

2016 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year: Merck ZepatierTM Medication Package from WestRock

2016 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Braeburn Pharmamceuticals' Probuphine Implant Kit, Manufactured by Sharp Packaging Solutions

2016 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year Second Runner Up: CVS Store Brand OTC Compliance Pack

2016 HCPC Innovative Design Award: Med-icR Syringe Pack equipped with Med-ic® ECM® (Electronic Compliance Monitor) Technology, Submitted by Intelligent Devices SEZC Inc (IDI) for Information Mediary Corporation

Compliance-prompting packaging has been proven to increase patient adherence.

Read Walt Berghahn's latest articles on improving patient adherence and safety.

HCPC is now a proud member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

HCPC is now a proud member of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage

HCPC is proud to announce it is a member of NEHI

"There is no question that packaging is a part of the overall strategy to addressing medication adherence," Tom Hubbard, NEHI's Vice President of Policy Research... told PMP News. "Medication adherence is a metric in the quality ratings for Medicare drug plans. There are goals that are pressuring drug plans to hit targets for adherence. Payers and providers are thinking more strategically about adherence."... Healthcare plans are trying to figure out the right mix of steps to keep patients adherent and head off overall medication spending. Packaging is part of that response. My personal sense is that there are industry players that are leading the way in packaging. Walmart, for instance, has made a major commitment in its strategy to use packaging."

Read the entire PMP News article here:

The HCPC is proud to host the IoPP Drug and Pharmaceutical Packaging Committee meeting.

October 9 - 11, 2016
Loews Annapolis, MD

RxAdherence2015 wrapped up to be another successful forum with educational presentations from multiple adherence and security experts, firms and institutions. Click here to access this year's valuable presentations on improving patient adherence and supply chain safety!
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RxAdherence2014 proved to be another year of thought provoking presentations from Pharmacy Quality Alliance, NASPA, Thrifty White Pharmacies, FDA, HCPC, California Board of Pharmacy and Contrentric Health. Click here to view valuable presentations on improving patient adherence and supply chain safety!

New research conducted on patients utilizing the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation's Diovan HCT®Shellpak® , a winner in the Compliance Package of the Year competition, highlights improved adherence and persistence with compliance packaging. Read more.